• Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World
    ISBN: 9780995118409
    Title: Garden of Memories: Extending Quilt Making Traditions from Around the World

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Geoff Murphy: A Life on Film: I'm Taking this Bloody Car to Invercargill
    Geoff Murphy: A Life on Film: I'm Taking this Bloody Car to Invercargill
    ISBN: 9781775540793
    Title: Geoff Murphy: A Life on Film: I'm Taking this Bloody Car to Invercargill
    Author: MURPHY GEOFF

    The majorly entertaining memoir from a major entertainer - Geoff 'Goodbye Pork Pie' Murphy tells it like it really was in this director's cut of his life and times. "I'm taking this bloody car to Invercargill!" It was the line that had cinema audiences cheering. Goodbye Pork Pie became an instant classic, and announced the arrival of a major new talent in director Geoff Murphy. With his next two films, Utu and The Quiet Earth, he cemented his reputation as a pioneer of New Zealand cinema, eventually arriving in Hollywood as a gun-for-hire in the super-charged world of studio politics and superstar egos. He'd come a long way from his days as a struggling school teacher, and then a member of a madcap band of merry pranksters known as Blerta, founded by his great friend and collaborator Bruno Lawrence. But it was the same sense of adventure -with a healthy does of Kiwi ingenuity - that defined every stage of his career. In this candid and funny memoir, Geoff Murphy looks back on his wild times in (and on) film - from do-it-yourself no-budget shoots in the 1960s to bigger-than-Ben-Hur second unit epics on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy - and delviers the director's cut of a truly remarkable life.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Gifford Jackson: Nz Industrial Design Pathfinder
    Gifford Jackson: Nz Industrial Design Pathfinder
    ISBN: 9780473238827
    Title: Gifford Jackson: Nz Industrial Design Pathfinder

    Gifford Jackson — the ‘godfather’ of New Zealand industrial designers — navigated his own pathway into the territory of industrial design and paved the way for generations to come. His story exemplifies design process with all its ingredients of desire, curiosity, purpose, analysis, calculation, intuition and serendipity. It begins with a Devonport childhood and progresses through formative wartime experiences in Glasgow, London and New York City before returning to Auckland where Gifford works as a design draughtsman at Fisher & Paykel. His 17 years back in New York, working with some of the leading pioneers of his chosen profession, culminates in starting his own freelance practice. In 1966 Gifford returns to apply his unique experience and skills to 37 years as a consultant New Zealand industrial designer. He has maintained an excellent photographic record of his lifetime’s work and his presentation renderings and working drawings represent the best of the pre-computer era.

    Michael Smythe first met Gifford Jackson in the Fisher & Paykel Development Division drawing office in 1967. Gifford was consulting to the company and Michael had joined the staff as an industrial design graduate from Wellington Polytechnic. From that time they have enjoyed professional competitiveness and respectful collegiality. Michael is the author of NEW ZEALAND BY DESIGN: a history of New Zealand product design (Best First Book of Non-Fiction at the 2012 New Zealand Post Book Awards).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Given Jewellery by Warwick Freeman
    Given Jewellery by Warwick Freeman
    ISBN: 9780476004276
    Title: Given Jewellery by Warwick Freeman

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.00
  • Go the Art of Change
    Go the Art of Change
    ISBN: 9781877448300
    Title: Go the Art of Change

    A whole-brain guide to nurturing the creative person who resides in all of us. The stunning examples and surprising lessons provide an inspired roadmap for anyone ready to explore new territories of the imagination, whether in work, play or life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • Gordon Crook a Life of Art
    Gordon Crook a Life of Art
    ISBN: 9781612201047
    Title: Gordon Crook a Life of Art
    Author: OLEARY CLARE

    This documentary by Clare O'Leary explores the life and work of one of New Zealand's leading contemporary artists, Gordon Crook.

    "O'Leary's film provides a highly entertaining and informative personal encounter with the frank and charmingly idiosyncratic Crook.
    "The film abounds with drawings, collage, photography, painting and the tapestries that he is best known for, and will most likely leave you hankering for one of your own."
    - Bill Gosden, Director, New Zealand International Film Festival

    Format: DVD
    Price: $35.00
  • Gottfried Lindauer 1839-1926: Life of the Artist & His Works
    Gottfried Lindauer 1839-1926: Life of the Artist & His Works
    ISBN: 9780473413668
    Title: Gottfried Lindauer 1839-1926: Life of the Artist & His Works

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $186.00
  • Gottfried Lindauer's NZ: The Maori Portraits
    Gottfried Lindauer's NZ: The Maori Portraits
    ISBN: 9781869408565
    Title: Gottfried Lindauer's NZ: The Maori Portraits

    From the 1870s to the early twentieth century, the Bohemian immigrant artist Gottfried Lindauer travelled to marae and rural towns around New Zealand and - commissioned by Maori and Pakeha - captured in paint the images of key Maori figures. For Maori then and now, the faces of t?puna are full of mana and life. Now this definitive work collects those portraits for New Zealanders. The book presents 67 major portraits and 8 genre paintings alongside detailed accounts of the subject and work, with essays by leading scholars that take us inside Lindauer and his world: from his artistic training in Bohemia to his travels around New Zealand as Maori and Pakeha commissioned him to paint portraits; his artistic techniques and deep relationship with photography; Henry Partridge's gallery on Auckland's Queen Street where Maori visited to see their ancestors; and the afterlife of the paintings in marae and memory.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
  • Graf/ak Dedicated to the Graffiti Artists of Auckland
    Graf/ak Dedicated to the Graffiti Artists of Auckland
    ISBN: 9780473221225
    Title: Graf/ak Dedicated to the Graffiti Artists of Auckland
    Author: MUNRO FRASER

    graf/AK contains over 350 full colour photographs by New Zealand photographer Fraser Munro. Munro's captivating photography documents the constant evolution of Auckland's world-renowned graffiti walls and our city's internationally-admired innovative graf style.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Greer Twiss
    Greer Twiss
    ISBN: 9780473258764
    Title: Greer Twiss

    Greer Twiss is one of the longest working postwar sculptors and still a productive, inventive and innovative figure in contemporary art today. Greer was recognized by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand as one of twenty living icons. "Twiss" is richly illustrated throughout its 396 pages with a foreword by Dr Rodney Wilson alongside an in-depth essay from Dr Robin Woodward. Extensive artist’s notes and chronology provide a unique and personal perspective on a practice spanning six decades. This major monograph is a definitive record of an extraordinary body of work and has been supported by Creative NZ

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $135.00
  • Gretchen Albrecht: Between Gesture & Geometry
    Gretchen Albrecht: Between Gesture & Geometry
    ISBN: 9780995109513
    Title: Gretchen Albrecht: Between Gesture & Geometry
    Author: SMYTHE LUKE

    Gretchen Albrecht CNZM is one of New Zealands most influential painters. Over the course of her long career, her work has continued to surprise and delight, and her paintings feature in many important collections both in New Zealand and overseas. This comprehensive survey of her much-admired work reveals a painter steeped in art history, drawing freely from a range of sources to create vivid, intellectually persuasive and deeply affecting work, and determined to push her work in new directions. With a text by leading art writer Luke Smythe, plus a preface by art curator Mary Kisler, this magnificent book both interrogates Albrechts work and celebrates her accomplishments.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Handshake
    ISBN: 9780473227012
    Title: Handshake
    Author: JEM BOOKS

    This book documents Handshake, a mentoring project unique in the contemporary art world. Twelve jewellery graduates were given the opportunity to make work alongside their jewellery heroes from around the globe without having to leave their workshops. Handshake takes advantage of new technologies that enable the graduate to develop and refine work alongside their mentors in a virtual studio space. This project is the brainchild of Peter Deckers. At the beginning of 2011, Deckers selected graduate jewellers and asked them to name the artists who most inspired them. He then approached these distinguished, internationally established jewellers and art icons, offering them the opportunity to act as mentors in a collaborative two-year project.
    The response was an enthusiastic ‘yes’ from the artists. The result? A lively website, touring exhibitions, an exceptional learning experience for all involved and , now, this book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • He W’akaputanga Mai O Te Rangatiratanga
    He W’akaputanga Mai O Te Rangatiratanga
    ISBN: 9780473282950
    Title: He W’akaputanga Mai O Te Rangatiratanga

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $9.00
  • Healy's View 2014
    Healy's View 2014
    ISBN: 9780473277611
    Title: Healy's View 2014
    Author: HEALY DAVID

    Price: $20.00
  • Her Space: Kiwi She Sheds, Back Rooms & the Kitchen Table
    Her Space: Kiwi She Sheds, Back Rooms & the Kitchen Table
    ISBN: 9781869539443
    Title: Her Space: Kiwi She Sheds, Back Rooms & the Kitchen Table

    Her Space steps into the creative spaces used by more than fifty artistic and inspirational women, who are following their passions. Among them are women who knit, sew, paint and build things.

    Also featured are jewellers, milliners, sculptors and quilters. Women of all walks of life will find someone they can identify with, something new to try, or someone to be inspired by.

    Includes special sections on:

    Getting started creatively
    Staying passionate about being creative
    Creating your very own ‘Her Space’
    The M words – marketing and money

    Artists included in this book:

    Jo Dixey, Traditional hand embroiderer
    Julie Jensen, Knitted chairs
    Dhyana Muir & Reina Cottier, Photographer/writer, painter
    Helen Hagan, Patchwork quilter
    Susan Flight, Potter
    Jill Mathews, Glass artist
    Nynke Piebenga, Weaver
    Sue Lund, Painter
    Jan Kerr, Wearable art and sculptor
    Kristy Wilson, Jade carver
    Hannah Kidd, Metal sculptor

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Hinehauone Coralie Cameron, Printmaker
    Hinehauone Coralie Cameron, Printmaker
    ISBN: 9781927242209
    Title: Hinehauone Coralie Cameron, Printmaker

    Hinehauone Coralie Cameron (1904-1993) was a Wairarapa-born artist, whose most outstanding works were wood engravings, woodcuts and linocuts. Her subjects were diverse but included Wairarapa landscapes and farming scenes, Maori people and scenes from Te Ore Ore marae, and Pacific scenes

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • His Own Steam: The Work of Barry Brickell
    His Own Steam: The Work of Barry Brickell
    ISBN: 9781869407636
    Title: His Own Steam: The Work of Barry Brickell

    Potter, conservationist, railway enthusiast and iconoclast Barry Brickell is one of New Zealand's most important ceramicists. His exuberant, warts-and-all sculptures pulse with a humour and sexuality rare in New Zealand craft or art. From the 1950s, he led the development of a distinctive indigenous ceramic style, becoming well-known for unusual sculptural forms and his use of coarse local clays and salt glazes. Illustrated with commissioned and historic photographs, His Own Steam charts Brickell's entire career in the context of his life and times in essays by David Craig and Gregory O'Brien, a foreword by Hamish Keith and extracts from Brickell's own writings, supported by a comprehensive chronology. The book is published in association with the Dowse Museum and accompanies a major exhibition which opens at the Dowse in May 2013 and later tours to Rotorua, Auckland and other areas to be confirmed.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • History of Nz Architecture
    History of Nz Architecture
    ISBN: 9781869589585
    Title: History of Nz Architecture

    This updates and revised history covers 150 years and surveys New Zealand s major building trends, traditions and controversies.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • History of the Nz Fiction Feature Film
    History of the Nz Fiction Feature Film
    ISBN: 9780719075421
    Title: History of the Nz Fiction Feature Film

    Investigates the history of film in New Zealand. This volume looks at the

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
  • Holy Ghost Among the Fantails
    Holy Ghost Among the Fantails
    ISBN: 9781877577895
    Title: Holy Ghost Among the Fantails

    The Holy Ghost Among the Fantails: Being the Rendering of certain painterly situations in the Missionary Life of Jean Baptiste Francois Pompallier who laboured in New Zealand from 1838 to 1868 and witnessed many of the events of those turbulent years. Piera McArthur is one of New Zealand's foremost contemporary artists. Her work is known for its 'joie-de-vivre' and for its optimistic energy. "It was from my musings about the readjustments necessary for a deeply European person to live happily in New Zealand, even today, that came the idea of using the Bishop as the subject of a series of paintings -- to be taken on any level from comic strip to profound -- purple is his colour, regal his stance, touching his struggles (almost submerged as he was by difficulties administrative and financial) to cope with the wear and tear of life so far from home. Piera McArthur

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • Home Akl Artists of Pacific Heritage in Auckland
    Home Akl Artists of Pacific Heritage in Auckland
    ISBN: 9780864632906
    Title: Home Akl Artists of Pacific Heritage in Auckland

    Home AKL is a dynamic exhibition, currently at the Auckland Art Gallery, presenting works by Pacific artists, most of whom live in Auckland. Home AKL reveals the increasingly significant role Pacific art plays in New Zealand's identity and cultural landscape, and includes work by more than 20 artists whose heritage derives from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu. Artworks include those by prominent Pacific artists - Lonnie Hutchinson, Ioane Ioane, Shigeyuki Kihara, Andy Leleisi'uao, Paul Tangata and Teuane Tibbo - and emerging talents such as Leilani Kake, Janet Lilo and Siliga David Setoga. Artist biographies are detailed. This lovely book features many of these works plus commentaries on the composition of each work of art. With essays by Albert Refiti, Building the House of Noa Noa and Lava Lave: A Possible Theory of Pacific Art; Kolokesa Mahina-Tuai, Looking Backwards into our Future: Reframing Contemporary Pacific Art; Ema Tavola, Urban Pacific Art and the Role of Fresh Gallery Otara; Nina Tonga, From Home to Home Page: Pacific Art in the Digital Age; and Ron Brownson, Home AKL: Artists of Pacific Heritage in Auckland.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Home Sewn
    Home Sewn
    ISBN: 9780143568322
    Title: Home Sewn

    New Zealand has a proud tradition of fashionable sewing. Home Sewn profiles 10 leading New Zealand designers, each of whom share a pattern from one of their stunning collections. With gorgeous colour photographs, simple instructions and how-to tutorials, Home Sewn gives you the tools you need to create your own designer garment at home.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Homes People can Afford: How to Improve Housing in NZ
    Homes People can Afford: How to Improve Housing in NZ
    ISBN: 9781927242254
    Title: Homes People can Afford: How to Improve Housing in NZ

    This book investigates New Zealand's shortage of affordable and social housing. A variety of contributors argue that when affordable and social housing is under-provided by the market, more active policies and investment are required from central and local government. They offer viable and exciting options that could house New Zealanders in homes they can afford. The book explores new models of urban living that encourage a sense of community and a good quality of life, and shows that intelligent housing policy can help make communities healthier, happier, more stable and more resilient to climate change. In Aotearoa New Zealand we need once more to see quality, healthy, safe housing -- whether it is rented in the public or private sector, or owner-occupied -- as a human right.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Hotere Empty of Shadows & Making a Shadow Lithographs by Ralph Hotere
    Hotere Empty of Shadows & Making a Shadow Lithographs by Ralph Hotere
    ISBN: 9781877375057
    Title: Hotere Empty of Shadows & Making a Shadow Lithographs by Ralph Hotere
    Author: HOTERE RALPH

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • How to Look at a Painting
    How to Look at a Painting
    ISBN: 9780958291606
    Title: How to Look at a Painting
    Author: PATON JUSTIN

    Encompassing a review of important paintings worldwide--both classical and modern--this exploration assures that anyone can understand and admire art. The reader will find increased appreciation for paintings, greater knowledge of different artists, and improved confidence in this brilliant exposition of painting in all its forms. The keen art collector, serious student, and occasional gallery visitor can all benefit from this journey of exploration through the centuries and across the painted world. This enduringly popular guide was selected as the best art book of the year by national and international newspapers and magazines and awarded the 2006 Montana Book Award for Contemporary Culture.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $36.00
  • How to Look at a Painting
    How to Look at a Painting
    ISBN: 9781877551291
    Title: How to Look at a Painting
    Author: PATON JUSTIN

    This book needs no introduction. Out of stock for several months, it now returns by popular demand – with an eye-catching new cover by Awa Press Young Designer of the Year Keely O'Shannessy and expanded illustration section – and still at the same RRP!Justin Paton's brilliant TV series has had repeated screenings during 2011 and 2012 on TV One and TVNZ7, and won a whole new audience for this acclaimed art writer.How to Look at a Painting was declared one of the Best Books of the Year by many, including the Listener. Raves include:'A cultural exploration that deserves to become a classic' The Press'Paton is a brilliant stylist. The intimate, almost condential address to the reader is one of the book's strengths' The Dominion Post'Nothing gets between Paton and a painting … a lively and sensual stylist with a knack for making you feel his enthusiasms' Listener 'If you've ever gone to an exhibition and felt intimidated, underwhelmed or just plain confused - and haven't we all? - this is the book for you' Leaf Salon

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Hunting the Killer Idea
    Hunting the Killer Idea
    ISBN: 9781908211347
    Title: Hunting the Killer Idea

    Killer Ideas. They re out there. Wild, unpredictable and dangerous. So powerful they can stop a person in their tracks, turn a life around, start a revolution, or even change the world. Hunting the Killer Idea takes the intrepid reader through the jungle of the mind as the creative process is brought to life in vivid detail. Examining what it is that makes great ideas stand the test of time as we attempt to capture the essence of creativity. Along the way we talk to those who have hunted down their own Killer Idea and lived to tell the tale. An artist, Ad-legend, anarchist, rock-star, philosopher and many other heros and villains relive the thrill of the chase and pass on their unconventional and original advice. Whether you re the creative type or not, starting a business, studying, making art or just mucking around. This book is essential reading for anyone who knows they ve got a Killer Idea hiding somewhere deep inside and the time to hunt it down has come. Hunting The Killer Idea: Captures the creative process in a fresh, unexpected and compelling way like never seen before. Assembles the big ideas and sharpest insights from around the world to create the definitive guide to creativity. Hunting is not only of practical use in terms of approach and technique, but is also a source of inspiration to help break through the barriers we all encounter This book is a must read for anyone who realises the time for procrastination is over. Features interviews with: Noam Chomsky: Academic, Linguist, Anarchist. Liam Howlett: Rock star, Musician of The Prodigy. Gaz Mayall: Musician, artist of Gaz's Rockin Blues Vince Frost: World renowned Graphic Designer Dave Trott: Advertising Legend Nick Onken: Prolific NY-based Photographer Matt McAteer: British Pub Poet Adrian Pallengat: Art Gallerist Coco & Breezey: Sunglass designers Sacha Barber: Senior Industrial Designer, Alfa Romeo. Also featured are insights into the creativity of Einstein, Edison, Gandhi, Socrates, Darwin, de Bono, Jonny Ives, Phillipe Stark, George Orwell and Hunter S Thompson + many others."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $51.00
  • I Loved You the Moment I Saw You
    I Loved You the Moment I Saw You
    ISBN: 9780864736598
    Title: I Loved You the Moment I Saw You
    Author: BLACK PETER

    'Looking at the photographs in I loved you the moment I saw you has alerted me to this: to the different ways in which perception is situated, and to the laminated or layered times it takes to take that in - to be moved, to be in love, in ""the moment"".'--Ian Wedde. In eighty-two brilliant, disturbing, and compassionate photographs, extended as if across the time it takes for a baby to wake up and recognise the grandfather who is waiting with the child to cross a busy, dangerous street, Peter Black has composed one of the great photo-portraits of our time. A digital fl'neur on high alert crisscrossing the complex urban landscape, Black has seen and loved the tender, sad, and often humorous details of life lived moment by moment on the streets of his home city. Born in Christchurch in 1948, Peter Black had his first exhibition at PhotoForum in Wellington in 1979. His Fifty Photographs at the National Art Gallery in 1982 was the first solo exhibition by a contemporary New Zealand photographer there. Since then, Black has had in excess of twenty solo and a similar number of group exhibitions. His work is held in major collections in New Zealand and internationally, including The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Auckland Art Gallery, and the National Library Gallery. His photographs have been published and written about in many individual and group publications since the National Art Gallery's 1982 catalogue Fifty Photographs, most recently in Real Fiction (Sport 30, 2003). I LOVED YOU THE MOMENT I SAW YOU is Black's fourth and most comprehensive colour portfolio.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • I Spy Nz Art Nz Art from the Collection of Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki
    I Spy Nz Art Nz Art from the Collection of Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki
    ISBN: 9780864632784
    Title: I Spy Nz Art Nz Art from the Collection of Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki
    Author: VARIOUS

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Ice Blink
    Ice Blink
    ISBN: 9780986462856
    Title: Ice Blink
    Author: NOBLE ANNE

    Anne Noble, one of Aotearoa New Zealand's most preeminent photographers, set her sights on Antarctica early in the 21st century, undertaking three missions there and making a world tour of Antarctic centres in parallel. She made three bodies of work, one of which, ICE BLINK, forms the basis of this major volume. It sets imagery taken in Antarctic centres, aquaria and museums that study Antarctica with photographs of human encounters with the icy continent and the Antarctic imaginary. ICE BLINK features an essay by acclaimed essayist and novellist Ian Wedde.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Iconz
    ISBN: 9781927213339
    Title: Iconz

    ICONZ is an encyclopaedic collection of 64 illustrated graphic icons cataloguing New Zealand's popular culture and identity. The book takes an affectionate look at what New Zealanders hold dear, and is intended for the local market, nostalgic expats abroad and visiting tourists alike. An abundance of existing material brandishing 'kiwiana' in various guises - not all, but much of it kitsch - led Belinda Ellis, one of the country's leading graphic designers, to create this iconic look at New Zealand identity. Her intention was to create a recognisable New Zealand brand that would truly stand out. The project's point of difference is in its quality of design and production standards, as well as in its uniformity of look. ICONZ pushes past 'kiwiana', to depict iconic New Zealanders, Maoridom, cuisine, products and pastimes, as well as comparable aspects of our flora and fauna. The suite of icons is to be for commercial publication and application under the trademark, ICONZ. This book is intended to serve as the foundation of the project, showcasing the icons in an illustrated book with high production values. Concurrently with the book's publication, and under the same trademark, the icons have been applied to a range of retail merchandise: art-quality prints and stationery; clothing and accessories; household items; even chocolates.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
  • Images of Dignity: Barry Barclay & Fourth Cinema
    Images of Dignity: Barry Barclay & Fourth Cinema
    ISBN: 9781869693282
    Title: Images of Dignity: Barry Barclay & Fourth Cinema

    Images of Dignity is the first major study of the films of Barry Barclay, one of the most important film makers in New Zealand cinema history, and a major indigenous film maker world-wide. It analyzes all Barclay's film and television work, including the groundbreaking Tangata Whenua television series and the feature films The Neglected Miracle, Ngati, Te Rua, The Feathers of Peace and The Kaipara Affair, establishing him as a figure who has made a radical contribution to New Zealand's understanding of both Māori community and the bicultural present.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Imperial Body
    Imperial Body
    ISBN: 9780473325756
    Title: Imperial Body

    The Imperial Body brings together three interrelated series: Operation Magic (2012), Most Honourable Son (2013) and See You at Yasukuni (2014). Each series focuses, respectively, on the sites of the 1941 Japanese initiated Pearl Harbour attack; the plight of Ben Kuroki, the only American of Japanese descent permitted to fight in aerial combat in the Asia Pacific Theatre of WWII, and the Tokyo based Yasukuni Shrine, which is dedicated to those who died whilst serving the Emperor. Utilising photography and moving-image these artworks explore how images are able to fracture paradigmatic socio-cultural histories and narratives associated with how the Asia Pacific Theatre is officially memorialised and narrated across parts of Asia and the Pacific: the focus concerns what sits outside of known official narratives and memorialisation.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $49.00
  • Individual Happiness Now
    Individual Happiness Now
    ISBN: 9780908848898
    Title: Individual Happiness Now

    Wartime anti-fascist manifesto published after 76 years, calling for ‘individual happiness now’
    'Happiness is difficult to define and impossible to quantify but according to Robert Graves and Len Lye, writing in 1941, a reasonable case existed for arguing that there was more happiness during the Second World than in the peace that preceded it...' - Times Literary Supplement (May 19 2017).

    A compelling manifesto, written 76 years ago and held in the Len Lye Foundation Archive in New Plymouth, is published for the first time.

    Written in 1941 by highly original, New Zealand-born artist Len Lye in collaboration with the famous British writer Robert Graves, ‘Individual Happiness Now’ was their attempt to define the freedoms that millions of people were risking their lives to defend, as they fought against Hitler and the Nazis.
    Drafted under the title A Definition of Common Purpose, at a time when the Nazis were close to victory, the manifesto explored Lye’s concern that the idea of freedom was defined too simply as freedom from fascism. Lye wanted to establish that freedom was for something rather than from something.
    Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Director Simon Rees says that today, the questions raised by Lye and Graves – and their answers – have once again become deeply relevant, as terrorists and extremist politicians are challenging the basic ideals of our society.
    “This ‘joint’ announcement is testament to one of the great creative friendships of the 20th century. Lye and Graves’ concept of ‘individual happiness’ is as relevant now – in a time of populism and demagoguery – as when it was written against fascism.”
    Graves was the author of the I, Claudius novels which became a popular TV series, and of Good-Bye to All That, a vivid first-hand account of trench fighting during WWI. Graves shared Lye’s concerns, bringing his own experiences of war to their project and providing a literary polish to Lye’s ideas.
    In the 1940s, the manifesto was circulated to many British politicians and media people. Its most enthusiastic reader was the American politician Wendell Willkie, who had strong backing to become the first Secretary General of the United Nations at the end of the war. He brought Lye to New York in 1944 to discuss his ideas, but Willkie died that year after a heart attack. The Graves and Lye essay was much discussed but never published – until now.
    “This essay is 76 years old but it is amazingly topical today,” says Roger Horrocks, who edited the text for publication.
    “Now, all over Europe and in the United States, there are extreme-right politicians questioning the idea of a diverse, free, democratic society, just as the fascists did. Also, the propagandists for ISIS on social media are making converts even among some young people in the West. Our leaders are not doing a good job of explaining the values we must protect. I think Individual Happiness Now will offer a great starting-point for that discussion.”
    Horrocks explains: “The essay was written at a time when the Nazis appeared to be winning the war and were planning to invade Britain. Graves and Lye were deeply disturbed because they felt the Nazis were winning the propaganda war. Winston Churchill and other leaders were not explaining clearly what the Allies were fighting for. Politicians were afraid that ‘the moment they left the area of pious platitude, they ran into arguments and controversies. And so they kept to clichés. In response, Graves and Lye set out to explain what freedom and democracy really mean.”
    The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre has published the book in association with the new exhibition On an Island: Len Lye, Robert Graves and Laura Riding (8 Apr – 6 Aug 2017).
    Len Lye Curator Paul Brobbel says the manuscript is one of the most exciting works in the large collection of papers and works of art which Lye bequeathed to the people of New Zealand when he died in 1980.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.00
  • Interiors
    ISBN: 9781576876695
    Title: Interiors

    New Zealand-born interior designer Sandra Nunnerley lives in New York City, where she runs a design studio specializing in high-end residential projects. W magazine has called her one of the most fashionable designers, she has been featured in Architectural Digest's list of the 100 most influential designers, and House & Garden (UK) named her in their international guide of leading designers. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The World of Interiors, Elle Decor, and Vogue Living.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
  • Italian Sojourn
    Italian Sojourn
    ISBN: 9781927167014
    Title: Italian Sojourn
    Author: SUTTON W A

    In the history of New Zealand art the name of W.A. (Bill) Sutton looms large. His national recognition has been achieved through his emblematic landscapes, fine portraits and educational and administrative abilities. Bill's record of Italy's famed attractions expressed in his watercolour sketches, is unique in this country, Each work goes beyond scenes of pictorial charm and nostalgia - the touristic view in fact - collectively they tell the viewer that every vista has been captured by the eye, the hand, the knowledge and artistic spirit of Sutton. William Alexander Sutton (Bill) was born in Christchurch of English and Irish stock - pioneering people of the late 19th century who shared the typical values of the day; hard work, duty to family, rejection of class and respect for education and the sciences. As a student - primary, secondary and tertiary - he won many academic and art related awards and over years, his skill in calligraphy was shown by the production of several beautifully illuminated books, enhanced with jewelled, gilded and enamelled illustrations. Bill's art instruction owed much to European traditions and when the chance came to study in England, in 1947-8, and later to take Sabbatical leave from his teaching position at the University of Canterbury's School of fine Arts in 1973-4, he lost no time in making the most of those opportunities. His sabbatical - "300 days of freedom" - was spent by choice in Italy. It proved to be one of the most rewarding experiences of his life. As a lecturer, one of Bill's favourite periods was the Renaissance, both Early and Late. His abiding wish was to visit Rome, Florence, Arezzo, Ravenna, Assisi, Urbino and in particular, that city of watery haze and light, Venice. And so he did. Bill's itinerary in Italy was carefully prepared. Spurning lens-and-shutter technology, he took notebooks, diaries and painting equipment. Already committed to the Renaissance ideas of aesthetic harmony and correct proportion, his water-colours exemplify an Italian sensibility. And his diaries, full of brief, witty and informative comments, describe through daily activities, his enduring enthusiasm for all things Italian. While in Italy, Bill painted a great number of watercolour sketches on paper, including some frottage work done in museums, particularly in Rome and the Vatican. Apart from a few works given as gifts to friends, Bill donated the rest (approximately 110) to the Christchurch Art Gallery for their collection. His personal papers, diaries, and letters are in the gallery's archives. This book, An Italian Sojourn is generously illustrated with over 80 reproductions selected from those works, and through its publication, enable the public to see again and again his skill - and enjoy further his altruistic gift.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • It's All About the Image
    It's All About the Image
    ISBN: 9781869797072
    Title: It's All About the Image

    Take a trip through New Zealand art via Dick Frizzell's point of view. He shines a light on some of the works he's always loved a number of which have seemed to miss muster in the usual round-ups. It's an eclectic bunch of paintings and begins with images he was drawn to (because that's what it was all abouta images) back before he was told what he'd be better off looking at. From Peter McIntyre inviting him up onto the scaffolding to watch him painting the WWII mural in the Hastings War Memorial Library, through to discovering modern art at art school, his first sighting of a McCahon, teaching at Elam with talented students like Karl Maughan and discovering the brightest of bring young things today this is a wonderful journey. Written in Dick's self-proclaimed gonzo style, this is a fascinating discussion of art history through the eyes of our most mainstream populist artist. Examines the stars of New Zealand painting in a colloquial and revelatory way.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $65.00
  • Jeffrey Harris: Renaissance Days
    Jeffrey Harris: Renaissance Days
    ISBN: 9780908910656
    Title: Jeffrey Harris: Renaissance Days

    This insightful and lavishly illustrated book features essays by Lucy Hammonds and Vincent O’Sullivan and has been produced by the Dunedin Public Art Gallery to accompany the exhibition of the same name:

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Jewellery Out of Context an Exhibition of Nz Artists
    Jewellery Out of Context an Exhibition of Nz Artists
    ISBN: 9781877391460
    Title: Jewellery Out of Context an Exhibition of Nz Artists

    Jewellery Out of Context (JOC) is an exhibition of 24 submissions created by 31 New Zealand artists (immigrants, emigrants, migrants, and natives to New Zealand). The exhibition was held at the Muse, Ultimo, Sydney in early 2006. The artists explore the relationships and transformations of jewellery in its wider context.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Joan Bullock Morrell, Sculptor
    Joan Bullock Morrell, Sculptor
    ISBN: 9781877577932
    Title: Joan Bullock Morrell, Sculptor

    Joan Bullock Morrell is an artist of international repute and one of New Zealand's foremost bronze sculptors. After being awarded the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal in recognition of services to the country, she received a QSM in 1995 for her work in the community. Joan has created an extensive body of work in her 45-year career. Many are works of self-expression, but she has also been in demand to produce pieces for private collections and for display in public places, and has been exhibited in New Zealand and overseas. This book, profusely illustrated with examples of Joan's work, examines the inspiration for each sculpture and gives the reader an insight into the creative process of bronze casting

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $69.00
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